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Ronny Turiaf signs one-year deal with Los Angeles Clippers

Miami Heat's Turiaf dunks ball during Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Miami

Miami Heat’s Ronny Turiaf (R) dunks the ball as Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett trails in the first quarter during Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoffs in Miami, Florida May 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)


The Clippers know who is going to get the bulk of the minutes at center, DeAndre Jordan. When he sits Ryan Hollins will come in and play. Same thing at the four where Blake Griffin starts and Lamar Odom is behind him

But as some insurance behind all those bigs, the Clippers have signed Ronny Turiaf to a one-year deal, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Clippers and free-agent Ronny Turiaf have agreed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract worth $1.146 million, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Turiaf is currently in London, playing for France in the Olympics (they will face Team USA on Sunday).

Before that Turaif played sparingly for the Miami Heat, at least until the playoffs he started seven games for the champions in the playoffs. Although that really speaks to the Heat’s problems at center more than anything else. Asked to play limited minutes, Turiaf can give some decent play to the Clippers.

If nothing else, the Clippers just inked one o the best sideline cheerers in the game.